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New York Times, Wednesday, December 1, 1976

Author: Petersen
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,972
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1. Mops : SWABS
6. Cart : DRAY
10. Like Cooper's Mohican : LAST
14. "To ___ Mockingbird" : KILLA
15. Blurb : RAVE
16. Unique thing : ONER
17. Grant- ___ (fellowship) : INAID
18. Game for teams of six : ICEHOCKEY
20. Wet-suiter : SKINDIVER
22. Commits a basketball violation : PALMS
23. Glance of a kind : LEER
24. Most feeble : PALEST
25. Golf or bridge aces : MASTERS
29. One of the Colonies: Abbr. : DEL
30. Works the aisles : USHERS
31. Footballs : PIGSKINS
36. Loch Ness resident : SCOT
37. Forbid : BAN
38. Nipa palm : ATAP
39. Bishop or knight : CHESSMAN
42. Record again : RETAPE
44. Children's game : TAG
45. Winter-sports vehicle : BOBSLED
46. Imitated : ECHOED
50. Math-test unit: Abbr. : PROB
51. ___ khan (tiger) : SHERE
52. Demolished, as a record : SHATTERED
57. Small-ball bowling target : CANDLEPIN
59. Wrathful : IRATE
60. Queenly name : ANNE
61. ___ lang syne : AULD
62. Alighieri : DANTE
63. Sports ace : STAR
64. Helen of ___ : TROY
65. Organic compound : ESTER
1. Vail equipment : SKIS
2. Eye maneuver : WINK
3. After jai : ALAI
4. Pancake : BLIN
5. Stable supplier : SADDLER
6. Golf strokes : DRIVES
7. Bobby Unser, for one : RACER
8. Declare : AVER
9. Relative of uh-huh : YEH
10. Commuter train : LOCAL
11. Athlete's vulnerable point : ANKLE
12. Appears : SEEMS
13. Lovers' date : TRYST
19. Gems : OPALS
21. Suffixes for cash and bombard : IERS
24. Heart girl : PEG
25. Moss: Prefix : MUSC
26. Writer Sholem : ASCH
27. Brake part : SHOE
28. Vietnam festivals : TETS
29. Noise : DIN
31. Rotate, as a camera : PAN
32. Krazy and others : KATS
33. Kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
34. Neck part : NAPE
35. Hurried : SPED
37. Bean or punching : BAG
40. Wool or mill : STEEL
41. Like the Chaillot woman : MAD
42. Cheer : ROOT
43. Period of decline : EBBTIDE
45. Drink : BRANDY
46. Grapevine diseases : ESCAS
47. Gregorian, for one : CHANT
48. Hair dye : HENNA
49. Social class : ORDER
50. Vance : PHILO
52. Rider's prod : SPUR
53. Periods : ERAS
54. Carry on : RANT
55. Diminutive suffix : ETTE
56. Animal : DEER
58. ___ crow : EAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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